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Lynsey aka The Demon Librarian

Hey, everyone! I'm Lynsey, the blog founder, and I've been blogging and reviewing pretty constantly for around 2 years now. I'm British, and I reside in a little seaside town in the north-west of England. My favourite genres to read are Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk, Dystopian, Historical Romance (Highlanders! Och aye!), Sci-fi Romance, Paranormal Mysteries, and anything else that has a dash of romance, action and magic!

I read a lot. Usually around 250 books a year. That's a combination of real books and audiobooks. I never go anywhere without either my iPod or eReader, and more often both! My top 5 book series (this list changes all the time) are currently: The Hollows by Kim Harrison, The Cassandra Palmer series by Karen Chance, The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

What I look for most when reading are good characters. I can read an "okay" story with brilliant characters and call it a job well done. But an amazing story with only flat, 2D, automaton characters in it that I can't connect to, will have the opposite effect, and probably leave me very frustrated over the missed opportunity. I want to be made to care about the characters; to grin, to laugh, to cry, to ache. That's good characterisation to me.

When I'm not reading or reviewing I'm usually chatting about books. Obsessed? Who me? If you want to you can find me on the following websites:

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Janice aka The Rabid Reader

Hi all! I'm Janice, guest reviewer here at The Demon Librarian, and I live in the western United States. I have been blogging here since October 2012. I am passionate about reading and can often be found curled up somewhere with my nose buried in a book. Take me to a bookstore or a library (the older and bigger, the better) and I can happily get lost for hours.

I am a voracious reader and have been known to devour a book a day. I prefer ebooks for the convenience, but I still make paperback/hardcover purchases so I can savor the feel of an actual book in my hands. Audiobooks are generally not for me, but I may give them a try in the future....maybe, we'll see ;)

My favorite genres are Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, YA & NA Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Steampunk, and Historical Fiction. I don't read Westerns or Erotica, and I'm iffy about Sci-Fi (although I will do read Sci-Fi Romance).

My favorite series are Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, Experiment in Terror by Karina Halle, October Daye by Seanan McGuire, The Hollows by Kim Harrison, Fever by Karen Marie Moning, Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh, Dorina Basarab by Karen Chance, Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, and Descent by S.M. Reine. I am also a big fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn, Leigh Evans, Cora Carmack, Susan Ee, Rae Carson, Veronica Rossi, Sarah J. Maas, Elizabeth Norris, Delilah S. Dawson, Jenn Bennett, and Katie McGarry (to name just a few).

Evocative, emotionally rich writing will win me over every time. Make me feel something! Give me characters who entertain me, or better yet, characters who are complex, intriguing puzzles I can't easily solve, and I am a goner. But if you REALLY want to steal my reader's heart, give me a sizzling romance with lots of sexual tension. Love/lust at first sight, or "instalove", is a tough sell for me. I like to anticipate the romance and see it grow over time.

Want to talk books with me? Find me here:

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rabidreading [at] gmail.com



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